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Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.

It’s Tuesday, the day to C-R-Y.

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:

  • Every man gets his turn in the Democratic primary sun and now it is shining on Pete Buttigieg. [Deadline]
  • Kirsten Gillibrand has endorsed a set of proposals aimed at addressing the racial wealth gap, which include good ideas like baby bonds and postal banking. [Buzzfeed News]
  • Yeah, no shit. [Washington Post]
  • Democrats that are very ideologically and financially bound up with the status quo on inequality and how power operates in politics are nervous about Sanders’s popularity. [New York Times]
  • Mark Zuckerberg consolidate his power? Doesn’t sound like the man I know from our time together in a well-lined bird cage! [NBC News]

Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:


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Mortal Dictata

Can I just say, I’m enjoying the very quick turnaround from “appearing on Fox News makes you supportive and complicit in their racism and White Nationalism” to “we have to go on Fox News as we need to reach across the aisle to those who voted Trump for valid economic reasons” that’s happened now in the views of many since “Daddy Bernie” (because people who like to portray themselves as serious writers or politicos using that nickname isn’t a fucking big enough judgement on the times we live in already) has appeared on it, and likewise how quickly the various shades of fascist Right have turned on Fox News from it being the “real voice of America and saying the things no one wants you to hear but we all know are true” to daring to have this *hiss* Socialist *hiss* on the program and is now part of the Deep State...